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Dance Film Lab Intensive with Kelly Bartnik, Geoffrey Ehrlich, and Tori Sparks
Four Monday Evenings this Spring at the Media Center
April 21, April 28, May 5, May 12
7:00pm-9:00pm each night
Sign Up to Participate in all 4 sessions
Must be able to attend all 4 sessions
$175 for Members
$225 for Non-Members
This four-class series in the art of dance-film making is devoted primarily to the process of watching, analyzing, filming and translating existing movement material into a viable cinematic film sequence. Attendees will be asked to study existing film and video works that approach the use of movement through different perspectives. They will then be guided through a hands-on process of being presented with a choreographic sequence which they will dissect and capture through their own deciphered approach; the results then being presented for discussion and feedback. Students should be prepared to have some means of a filming device in class (it can be anything from an iphone to a high-tech video camera) and of basic editing capabilities outside of class.
is a New York-based choreographer, performer and teacher. She is an original cast member of Sleep No More
, initially produced by the American Repertory Theater at Harvard and she performed for two years in the New York production. Her own work has been presented at the Brooklyn Arts Exchange,BRIC Studio, Dance Theater Workshop, Dixon Place, Joyce Soho, James Madison University, Long Island University, Williamsburg Arts Nexus as well as Arena Stage in Washington DC and The Publick Playhouse in MD. She is a founding member of GK1 Productions, a video production company specializing in dance films whose most recent film Reins was
commissioned by Dances Made to Order. Kelly was most recently seen as Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream
, produced by South Brooklyn Shakespeare, and then as a witch in Macbeth
, produced by Shelter Theater Company. She can next be seen performing in the soon-to-be-released webseries, 3L. www.kellybartnik.com
is a New York-based performer and artist, largely in the realm of site-specific performance and has worked with numerous award-winning choreographers. She is an original cast member for the critically acclaimed show Sleep No More
by the London theater company, Punchdrunk, playing Lady Macbeth in New York and Boston and served as a Rehearsal Director. She is a long-time Collaborating Artist with Bessie-Award winning Third Rail Projects, most recently seen inRoadside Attraction
. Currently on exhibition at the Broad Art Museum is her collaboration as a Performer and Choreographer with artist Michelle Handelman in Irma Vep, The Last Breath
. She has been featured on Stephen J. Dubner’s Freakonomics
, PBS’s Shakespeare Uncovered with Ethan Hawke
and Gossip Girl.
Tori has worked as a Movement Coach and Choreographer for the multi-media artist Julia Mandle. She has also produced dance-integrated videos and other creations for many film festivals, galleries, books, music bands and dance venues internationally. www.torihsparks.com
made his debut in the film and television industry as co-founder of GK1 Productions, a music video and dance film production company. His resume includes film production design, art department coordinating and costume design. As a production designer, he worked on upcoming releases “Saint Janet,” & “Sleeping with the Fishes.” His recent credits include: “Indigo Children,” “We Made This Movie,” and “Hunting Season.” Additionally, he works as creative director of events for the nonprofit Sewing Hope. Geoffrey was raised in Virginia where he attended James Madison University and was awarded a BA in Theatre and Dance. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.